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10 companies yous didn’t know were Swedish

Yous might recognise IKEA and Volvo as Swedish, merely how nigh the balance on this alphabetical list?

one. Assa Abloy

You might not recognise its name, but you’ve probably tapped a fundamental card onto a black sensor to open your hotel room door. As the current global leader in door opening solutions around the globe, Assa Abloy locks are used in both private homes and businesses across various industries.

In 1994, a merger between Swedish company Assa and Finnish visitor Abloy grew the company into an international force. Today, Assa Abloy have around 49,000 employees, with operations in seventy+ countries. Their entry solutions range from home security doors and mobile admission to biometrics and other identification systems.

2. Electrolux

While people instantly recognise the name Electrolux on their kitchen appliances, many may non know that this Swedish company remains one of the top 10 household appliance manufacturers in the globe.

Started in 1919, the company originally sold Lux hoovers, or vacuum cleaners, and subsequently added refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and a variety of other appliances to its production line. In the Sustainability Yearbook by South&P Global Electrolux has won gold and silver awards in the Household Durables category for many years.

3. Ericsson

A strong competitor in the telecommunications marketplace space, Ericsson is known worldwide for its mobile technology and networks, and remains at the cutting edge due to the company’s approach to innovation, which involves strong partnerships with various universities and inquiry institutions around the world.

Lars Magnus Ericsson started what would become Ericsson in 1876 in Stockholm. Today this Swedish company has around 100,000 employees worldwide.

four. Essity

Parents of babies and toddlers might be familiar with baby intendance and nappy, or diaper, brand Libero. Essity is i of the world’south leading health and hygiene companies with brands such equally babe brand Libero, feminine intendance brand Libresse and Cushelle tissue paper, to name a few. Once part of forest company SCA, founded in 1929, Essity bankrupt off in 2017 to get an independent company and one of the largest in its manufacture.

Essity global initiatives range from participating in Menstrual Hygiene Twenty-four hours and World Hand Hygiene Day to photography exhibitions raising sensation on sanitisation.

A black-and-white photo showing an H&M store.

H&M’s starting time store in Västerås, Sweden. Photo: H&1000

5. H&M

Bringing Sweden’s quintessential minimalist even so chic style of way to the world is Hennes & Mauritz, more than known as H&Chiliad. Started in 1947 as a women’south clothing store called Hennes in Västerås, founder Erling Persson afterward bought hunting and fishing equipment shop Mauritz Widforss, officially changed its proper name to Hennes & Mauritz, and added men’s and children’s clothing in 1968.

Since then, H&G has expanded to some 5,000 shops around the world selling trendy clothes and accessories at affordable prices, and several sub-brands have been added to the family. H&M ensures that its suppliers are audited to meet its code of conduct in terms of child labour and workplace safety issues among other things.

In 2020 H&M started a new recycling service, Looop. A machine shreds old, unwanted garments and knits new ones from the one-time fibres. This intiative offers a pace towards H&M’s appetite to go fully round.

half-dozen. IKEA

Home furnishing giant IKEA, founded in 1943 past Ingvar Kamprad, has grown to nearly 460 stores in more than 50 countries. Known for stylish do-it-yourself (DIY) abode décor and furniture, IKEA continues to bring out the handy craftsman in people and is a must for many college students on low budgets.

Past introducing its basic ‘flat pack’ concept in the 1950s, IKEA has been able to provide affordable Scandinavia-inspired piece of furniture with bestsellers such as ‘Klippan’, ‘Poäng’ and ‘Billy’.

7. Skanska

With a proper noun that hints at its Scandinavian roots, Skanska is a global leader when information technology comes to edifice construction and project evolution around the earth. Founded in 1887, Skanska has grown to roughly 34,000 employees and has worked on loftier-profile building projects ranging from roads, bridges and railways to hospitals, offices and airports.

Some interesting Skanska projects include the New Karolinska hospital in Stockholm, the redevelopment of Last B at New York’s LaGuardia Airdrome, the MetLife Football Stadium in New Jersey, and Sweden’due south famous Öresund Bridge that connects the land to Denmark.

A boy standing with a mobile phone in his hand outside a front door.

A fundamental-less cardinal. Photo: Assa Abloy

An old photo showing a mother, father and child in a living room, a vacuum cleaner in the middle.

An advert for the hoover Luxomatic, launched in 1964. Photo: Electrolux

Ericsson's headquarters in Kista seen from the outside.

Ericssoon’s headquarters in Kista, outside Stockholm. Photo: Ericsson

A young girl is washing her hands under a running faucet.

Essity promotes paw washing, equally office of its focus on hygiene. Photograph: Melker Dahlstrand/imagebank.sweden.se

A H&M shop front with big posters.

An H&M flagship shop in Tokyo. Photo: H&Thousand

A man and a woman pushing a big cart with a cardboard and a yellow bag on.

Shopping at IKEA – information technology’s a love–hate thing. Photograph: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

Aerial photo of buildings that are part of New Karolinska hospital in Stockholm.

The massive construction projection that is New Karolinska infirmary in Stockholm. Photo: Skanska

A hand holding a mobile phone with Spotify on the screen.

Streaming services like Spotify have fabricated music more accessible. Photo: CS/Sweden.se

A hydropower plan with water splashing. In the background, a clouded sky lit up by the sun.

The Porjus hydropower plant on the Lule River in northern Sweden Photo: Vattenfall

A boy standing with a mobile phone in his hand outside a front door.

A key-less key. Photograph: Assa Abloy

An old photo showing a mother, father and child in a living room, a vacuum cleaner in the middle.

An ad for the hoover Luxomatic, launched in 1964. Photograph: Electrolux

Ericsson's headquarters in Kista seen from the outside.

Ericssoon’s headquarters in Kista, outside Stockholm. Photo: Ericsson

A young girl is washing her hands under a running faucet.

Essity promotes manus washing, every bit role of its focus on hygiene. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/imagebank.sweden.se

A H&M shop front with big posters.

An H&Grand flagship shop in Tokyo. Photo: H&Thou

A man and a woman pushing a big cart with a cardboard and a yellow bag on.

Shopping at IKEA – it’s a love–hate thing. Photograph: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

Aerial photo of buildings that are part of New Karolinska hospital in Stockholm.

The massive construction project that is New Karolinska infirmary in Stockholm. Photo: Skanska

A hand holding a mobile phone with Spotify on the screen.

Streaming services like Spotify have made music more accessible. Photo: CS/Sweden.se

A hydropower plan with water splashing. In the background, a clouded sky lit up by the sun.

The Porjus hydropower plant on the Lule River in northern Sweden Photo: Vattenfall

A boy standing with a mobile phone in his hand outside a front door.

A key-less cardinal. Photo: Assa Abloy

An old photo showing a mother, father and child in a living room, a vacuum cleaner in the middle.

An advertizing for the hoover Luxomatic, launched in 1964. Photo: Electrolux

Ericsson's headquarters in Kista seen from the outside.

Ericssoon’s headquarters in Kista, outside Stockholm. Photo: Ericsson

A young girl is washing her hands under a running faucet.

Essity promotes hand washing, as part of its focus on hygiene. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/imagebank.sweden.se

A H&M shop front with big posters.

An H&M flagship store in Tokyo. Photograph: H&G

A man and a woman pushing a big cart with a cardboard and a yellow bag on.

Shopping at IKEA – it’southward a beloved–hate thing. Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

Aerial photo of buildings that are part of New Karolinska hospital in Stockholm.

The massive construction project that is New Karolinska infirmary in Stockholm. Photograph: Skanska

A hand holding a mobile phone with Spotify on the screen.

Streaming services similar Spotify have made music more accessible. Photo: CS/Sweden.se

A hydropower plan with water splashing. In the background, a clouded sky lit up by the sun.

The Porjus hydropower plant on the Lule River in northern Sweden Photo: Vattenfall

viii. Spotify

Sharing and streaming copyrighted music online remains a hotly debated event, but Swedish company Spotify has been able to span that gap past providing legal online music streaming services as an alternative to pirated music file-sharing sites.

Started in 2006 by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, Spotify allows users to listen to and share millions of music tracks to their computers and mobile devices such as smartphones. The company estimates that it has 381 million users worldwide, of which 172 million are subscribers.

Some people in work clothes around an industrial building.

HYBRIT is aiming for fossil-gratis steelmaking. Photo: Viveka Österman

9. Vattenfall

With millions of customers around the world, Vattenfall is a leading free energy company that has been supplying gas, oestrus and electricity to private homes and businesses for over 100 years. The company is committed to phasing out fossil emissions, aiming to go fossil-complimentary within one generation.

In August 2020 Vattenfall, steel company SSAB and government-owned mining company LKAB together opened the world’s first airplane pilot plant for fossil-gratis steel production, HYBRIT – brusk for hydrogen quantum ironmaking technology. The aim is to replace coal with hydrogen in steel product to make the process completely fossil-gratis by 2035.

In 2021, it was announced that HYBRIT was making its first delivery of fossil-gratis steel to Volvo Grouping – another Swedish visitor (see below).

ten. Volvo

As iconic as Swedish meatballs, Volvo remains the largest visitor in Sweden  based on its annual turnover. Known around the globe for its manor cars (that’s station wagons to Americans) that have made the make a beloved family cliché, Volvo is also synonymous with roughly 190 other products.

Chinese automotive manufacturing visitor Geely Holding Grouping bought a big share of Volvo Group – the role of the brand that mainly makes lorries, buses and construction equipment – in 2018 and has owned Volvo Cars since 2010. Volvo is still headquartered in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, though.

First founded in 1927, Volvo Grouping has close to 100,000 employees with product facilities in 18 countries worldwide. Add to that the around 40,000 employees of Volvo Cars.

Editor’s note: This listing of companies is based on an editorial selection and does not found an official ranking of any kind. They are listed in alphabetical guild. Sources include, simply are non limited to, Statista’south list of Sweden’south 20 largest companies by turnover, Forbes’ list of The Globe’southward Most Innovative Companies and Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Laurels.

Source: https://sweden.se/work-business/business-in-sweden/10-companies-you-didnt-know-were-swedish